FORT GREENE — A man suspected of killing three people in a drug-related attack outside the Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene has been charged, police said.
Allen “Pike” Cooper, 32, was charged with three counts of murder and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the Sept. 20, 2015 killings, according to the NYPD.
Police say Cooper fatally shot Herbert Brown, 76, Lacount Simmons, 39, and Calvin Clinkscales, 43, as they sat outside 58 Fleet Walk at about 1:45 a.m.
Cooper showed little remorse as he was led out of the 88th Precinct stationhouse on Friday.
When asked if he was responsible for the murders, Cooper said, "I don't give a f--k,” according to the New York Daily News. “I'm here. And they're not."
The NYPD identified Cooper, a resident of the Ingersoll Houses, as a suspect in January.
Investigators found him in North Carolina after acting on an anonymous tip, according to the New York Times.
He was extradited to New York on Friday and charged in the shooting, and was being held at Rikers Island as he awaited an initial court hearing, according to the Times.
Attorney information for Cooper was not immediately available.
Police sources told DNAinfo that all three victims were targeted. Brown and Simmons also lived in Ingersoll, while Clinkscales lived in South Jamaica.
The triple murder sparked outrage from elected officials like Public Advocate Letitia James, who blamed lack of jobs for the violence.
The Ingersoll Houses was once considered one of the city’s most violent public housing complexes, but it has had a substantial drop in crime in recent years and had not had a homicide since 2013, according to the Times.